• 10 Lessons + Textbook

    Learn from experienced lawyer Maarten Leopold how to sign the best record deal. Maarten has been working with distinguished artists, labels, publishers and other creative companies since 1993. In 10 videos and a textbook, he will teach you all you need to know to get the best record deal for your single or album.

  • Accreditation

    On completing this course, you will understand how to get the best possible record deal. You will know all about royalties, revenu shares, recoupable advances and other elements you should think about for a record deal. You will be rewarded with a Certificate of Completion in Signing a Record Deal.

  • Anytime, anywhere

    Start educating yourself by entering The School of House’s worldwide network of dance music experts and brands. Learn on your own terms, at your own pace, in your own time. Follow all courses on mobile, desktop or tablet. Master your field of interest, and pave your way to a long and fulfilling career.

About Maarten Leopold

Maarten Leopold is an expert in music and media legislation. He has been working as an attorney since 1993, providing legal services for renowned artists, actors, producers, DJs, labels, publishers and other creative companies. Maarten helps his clients by advising them, drawing up and negotiating contracts and – in the worst case – preparing legal procedures.

Over the years, he has built up an extensive network in the international music and event industry. He’s a member of the International Association Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL) and the Association For Electronic Music (AFEM). Maarten will teach you all the ins and outs of the music industry’s legal matters.
About Maarten Leopold

Optional: Coaching

Our industry professionals will coach you, helping you with all your questions during a live online 1-on-1 video session. Schedule your free appointment, get feedback on your workbook and discuss your next steps and further career strategy.

All of our coaches are seasoned experts in various fields of expertise – from DJ/producers to bookers, and from label owners to PR kingpins and social media gurus. They can help you grow and further develop in the fields of music producing, DJing, artist career, marketing strategy and events.

Would you like to know more about this course, including personal coaching? Then send an e-mail to coaching@schoolofhouse.com.
Optional: Coaching

About The School of House

The School of House is a new collective spin on electronic music education — a DIY e-learning platform within a serious music industry network in which anyone and everyone is invited to participate. We are a catalyst, dedicated to boosting careers.

The Amsterdam-based School of House was founded in 2015 on the idea of sharing 30 years of knowledge and experience in electronic music and events with new generations. Our aim is to focus on knowledge transfer within the dance industry, through masterclasses — standing on the shoulder of giants.

In the past five years, over 2500 talents from all over the world have followed our classes at the A'DAM Tower — in the fields of DJing, Music & Production, Artist Business and Events & Organisation.

Together with the Conservatory of Amsterdam, we've also set up the Amsterdam Electronic Music Academy (AEMA), the first Associate Degree of its kind, educating talented musicians to become professional DJ/Producers.
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About The School of House
  • 30+ YEARS OF KNOWLEDGE

    Teachers who spearheaded Dutch dance music

  • 2.500+ student alumni

    Enrolled and kick-started their career since 2015

  • Your time to lift off

    From aspiring artists to seasoned DJ/producers

Feron Gilissen, Student AEMA

“Very interesting and educational business and legal lessons. Maarten Leopold and the TSOH team have been a great help in achieving my goals in life!”

Feron Gilissen, Student AEMA

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